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Toys-For-Tots Donation Drive

There will be a Toys-For-Tots donation drive at the Heritage Center on December 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Music provided by Back In The Day.

Food and beverages will be available.

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Burning Rules

Its that time of year for a reminder about the rules for burning of leaves and other yard waste in Hampton.

    - Burning of yard waste is only allowed from Tuesday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset.  NO burning on Sunday or Monday.

    - Burning is prohibited within 1,000 feet of the school during school activities.

    -  Ensure that adequate provisions are available to prevent the fire from spreading or burning out of control.  Adequate provisions include but are not limited to; garden hose, bucket(s) of water or properly rated fire extinguisher of adequate size to extinguish a fire.

    - No burning on any Village right-of-way or within five feet (5') of the improved or paved portion of any street, avenue or alley and at least ten (10) feet away from any adjoining property line or structure.
 
    - All burning of authorized material will be prohibited 24 hours before and the day of Trick-or-Treat.  The day of Trick-or-Treat will be determined by the Village Board each year.


** These rules do not apply to the open burning of cooking fires, either charcoal or wood, campfires or other like open fires determined to be recreational in nature.

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ELECTION NEWS

There are 3 Trustee positions that are up for election on April 7, 2015.

If you are interested in running for one of these 4 year positions

contact the Village Hall for a petition packet.

History

There are several histories published and numerous articles on our Historical Society's website detailing the arrival of our first founders in 1828 up until the centennial celebrations in 1938. The Village, first named McNeal’s Landing, then Milan and finally, Hampton, was founded by two young men who arrived by river to harvest the dense forests of hardwood trees. Hampton became a regular steam boat stop. The saw mills that sprang up provided fuel, raw material for household items and building materials for the pioneers heading west using the Hampton ferry to get across the river to new territories.

Read more: History

Hampton and Area Attractions

The bike path through Hampton is one of the most scenic on either side of the river.  The path runs roughly parallel to Route 84. 
The first attraction and favorite stopping place along the bike path is Heritage Park.  Many drive to Hampton, park their cars and use their bikes to travel north as far as Cordova, Illinois. The rolling, open park land with a large pavilion located along side the river, runs beside the Hampton Heritage Interpretive Center.  Inside the Center is a large carved Gingko tree commemorating not war but, the industry and courage of  the pioneers settling this area and the Native Americans that lived here.

Read more: Hampton and Area Attractions

Welcome

Welcome to the Village of Hampton, Illinois. Through strong community leadership, the Village has strived to promote public health, safety, and the general welfare of its citizens and guide the continuing growth and expansion of the Village while protecting its natural, economic and scenic resources. The citizens of Hampton are proud of the small town atmosphere and the fiscally responsible government that provides excellent municipal services without creating an undue burden on its taxpayers. Hampton has evolved into a quiet bedroom community that is without a doubt the best kept secret in Rock Island County!